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Nathan Thomas Shike

September 10, 1973 ~ March 26, 2024 (age 50) 50 Years Old

Nathan Shike Obituary

Nathan “Toby John” Shike, born September 10, 1973 to Victor Wilson of Wapato, Washington and Diana “Tiny Girl” Medicine Horse of Lodge Grass, Montana.  He was later adopted by his paternal grandmother, Lorraine Shike Lawrence and grew up with her kids as his brothers and sisters.

Toby or Toby John as he was affectionately known, grew up in Goldendale, Washington, where he graduated from High School. He then joined the US Marine Corp. and was honorably discharged a short time later, as he did receive the honor to bear a flag on his casket today.  If only he was able to further his service in the Marines, we could only imagine what a different life he may have had. 

Toby had a fighting spirit from a very early age, he wanted to fight for our country, but when he couldn’t, he returned back to the Crow Reservation and joined the search for his mother who went missing in 1981.  He was a member of AIM (American Indian Movement), he had very strong feelings and was very passionate in whatever endeavor he faced. 

Toby was a dancer and DJ.  He wanted to be a professional dancer and did travel to California to dance on a couple of occasions.   He traveled back and forth between Washington and Montana.  During one of his visit back to Washington, he was in a car accident and was paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.  That did not stop Toby from anything.  When he was in high school he exceled in long distance running and wrestling, so when he was confined to the wheel chair he raced in marathons and won many different metals.   He even was a comedian.  He would say he wasn’t a stand up comedian but a sit down comedian, performing in different Billings area venues.  He still wanted to start racing again and wanted to get better so he could start training again. He was very proud to help and work as a firefighter.  He also enjoyed a good game of poker.

Toby is preceded in death by his Maternal Grandparents, Frank Medicine Horse, Jr. and Wanda Doore Medicine Horse.  Paternal Grandmother/Mother Lorraine Shike.  Brothers- John and Fred Lawrence, Sisters Roberta and Rochelle. 

Toby is Survived by one son- Jerome (JJ) Little Light, adopted daughter and grandchildren, Bella and Ezra whom were the light of Toby’s world.   His Father and Step mother- Victor and Carrie Wilson of Wapato, Washington. 

Sisters Natasha (Tiny) Rondeau, Kathy Lawrence of Goldendale, WA, Katrina Rochelle and Marina Deshawn Wilson of Vancouver Area, Carla Catolster, Garnet Johnson, Valenna (Medicine Horse) Sanchez, Traci and Kristine Haukaas, Yvette Burgess, Jennifer Lovato, Chrystal Stewart, Anna and Miriam Smith, Paradise Medicine Horse Berg, Deena Skinner.  Brothers Christopher, Eric and Elias Wilson, Dion and Thomas Medicine Horse, Frank Skinner and D’Arcy Medicine Horse. Traditional brother Emmette Washine of Goldendale, WA.  Nephew & Nieces Robert & Raquel Norris.   Aunts- Beverly Jo (B-Jo), Wanda and Bobbi Medicine Horse, J’shon Skinner.  Uncles James Medicine Horse and Charles Haukaas.  Many nieces, nephews and grandchildren.   He is also survived by Jim & Belva Tushka family whom he lived with when he was younger and upon his return back to Montana.

Extended family members- Medicine Horse, Doore, Redwolf, Big Shoulder, Shike, Washines.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
March 30, 2024

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

Visitation
Monday
April 1, 2024

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Funeral Service
Tuesday
April 2, 2024

11:00 AM
Spirit of Life Foursquare Church in Crow Agency

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